Max Schrems

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Max Schrems, the Austrian student who complained to the Data Protection Commissioner about Facebook’s treatment of his data. Photograph: AFP

Safeguards and remedies available in the US related to the data privacy rights of EU citizens are at least equivalent to, if not greater than, those (...)

Donald Trump: he’s already declaring that foreigners are not entitled to the  privacy protections afforded US citizens’ data.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

As a major case of international import opens in the Irish Commercial Court this week – that of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner against Faceboo(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon arriving for the Commercial Court case. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Data Protection Commissioner has reached a provisional view that recent changes in US law fail to adequately protect the data privacy rights of Eu(...)

Ashley Madison: The data breach  resulted in the disclosure of countless personal details of Irish users and the mechanisms available to them to vindicate their rights are not clear. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Last June the Irish Commercial Court admitted a case initiated by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon against Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Sc(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon brought the case aimed at having the Court of Justice of the EU decide whether transatlantic data transfer channels breach the privacy rights of EU citizens. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A clash between the Data Protection Commissioner and the government of the United States over the adequacy of US legal safeguards for the data-privac(...)

Max Schrems, Austrian law student and data-privacy activist. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

It will require a particular interest, or perhaps a peculiar dedication, to the finer points of EU data protection law to sit through the expected thr(...)

The case stems from a June 2013 complaint by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems to the Commisisoner alleging Facebook Ireland’s transfer of his personal data to the US was unlawful.

A major action by the Data Protection Commissioner aimed at having the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decide if transatlantic data tran(...)